Cadet Keepers

Cadet Keepers

About the program

Do you want a career working with animals when you’re older? Do you love animals and conservation but you’re not sure where to start? Cadet Keepers is what you are looking for!

Designed especially for young adults aged 12 - 17 years old, Cadet Keepers is a hands-on program designed for those who aspire for a future working with flora and fauna, or wish to be employed in an industry that contributes to the protection of the natural world.

Our experienced and dedicated staff will guide participants through the daily routines and responsibilities of a Taronga Keeper, meeting some of the animals in our care and learning about how to help secure a future for them. 

What to bring

We will provide participants with their own t-shirt but they will need to bring a packed lunch and refillable water bottle for the day.

You will also need to ensure that your Cadet Keeper has practical clothes, closed toe shoes and weather appropriate items e.g. hat, sunglasses, rain jacket etc.  

In extreme conditions the program may be cancelled however, we will be in contact with you to inform you if this is the case and to re-schedule.

Available dates

Dates available for booking are below. If you are unsure of which date you would like to visit or are booking on behalf of someone else, Gift Certificates are available and are valid for 12 months.

DateAvailability
Saturday 16 November 2019Fully booked
Saturday 14 December 2019Available
Thursday 2 January 2020Available
Saturday 11 January 2020Available
Thursday 16 January 2020Available
Saturday 25 January 2020Available
Saturday 15 February 2020Available
Future dates will be made available soon

Booking conditions

  • Bookings are non-refundable but can be rescheduled or transferred in exceptional circumstances and at the discretion of Taronga
  • Please be aware that activities and schedules are subject to change with no notice
  • Taronga cannot guarantee a nut-free environment, please contact us for further information